Sons of Hibernia, The
DESCRIPTION: "Brave sons of Hibernia, your shamrocks display, For ever made sacred on St Patrick's day." The shamrock is "the badge of our saint," "a type of religion." It is "an emblem of charity, friendship, and love. May the blight of disunion no longer remain."
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor)
KEYWORDS: Ireland nonballad patriotic
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor, p. 150, "The Sons of Hibernia" (1 text)
Bodleian, 2806 b.10(184), "The Sons of Hibernial", unknown, n.d.
cf. "St Patrick's Day" (tune, per Broadside Bodleian 2806 b.10(184))
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